The Food and Agriculture Climate Alliance announced its membership is expanding as it puts together new policy working groups. Last year, the Alliance made more than 40 recommendations on how agriculture can help mitigate climate change and the new groups will focus on developing a set of more-specific policy proposals. The eight founding member organizations of the Alliance recently welcomed 14 new groups to the Steering Committee. They include the American Seed Trade Association, American Sugar Alliance, Association of Equipment Manufacturers, and many more.
Congress and the Biden Administration have expressed high levels of interest in the previously released FACA recommendations and requested additional guidance on achieving the goals laid out in the report released last November. The groups are working on producing more detailed recommendations on the carbon bank concept, tax credits, and other incentives, as well as climate research. “We are encouraged that leaders in both the House and Senate are requesting more detailed guidance to achieve FACA’s climate goals and recommendations,” says AFBF President Zippy Duvall. “We also welcome the 34 new members of FACA who represent farmers, agribusinesses, state governments, and environmental advocates.”